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get fios. a network ahead. good evening on this saturday. and we begin tonight with the dangerous heat building across the country this holiday weekend. temperatures and conditions so severe, fireworks, now, in many simply too dangerous, with the landscape bone-dry. look at the map tonight. all of that in red there, three dozen states, with temperatures in the 90s or surpassing 100. with so many wildfes already, authorities from florida to arizona are banning those fireworks. this evening, new mexico's governor says the patriotic thing to do this fourth, if you're home in her state, is to celebrate the 4th fireworks-free. david kerley starts us off this
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evening. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. it was 95 degrees here in washington, d.c. today. it's only going to get hotter. here's a sobering statistic. more fires are started on the fourth of july, than any other day of the year. that's why some of our fellow citizens will not have a full-fledged fourth of july. the party has already started in the nation's capital. as crews across the country carefully place pyrotechnics to celebrate the country's birth. but there will be no bombs bursting in air for many americans. including new mexico, where they are gaining the upper hand on that fire around the los alamos nuclear lab. >> we'll attempt to hold out. burn the line. >> reporter: the governor is pleading with residents. >> please, do not purchase. do not sell and do not use fireworks. >> reporter: hot, dry conditions have led to a ban on fireworks for big shows, in places like arizona, alabama, florida and texas, where nearly every county has said no to fireworks.
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>> i love fireworks. it's kind of like -- it ruined my july 4th. >> reporter: no fireworks in austin. so, the concert has been canceled. >> it's disappointing for people here. >> reporter: disappointing for the people who make and sell fireworks. >> this has to be one of the most stringent and devastating for the country. and also for the firework city as a whole. >> reporter: amarillo, texas, has come up with a solution for no fireworks. it's contracted for a laser show. but the show will go on in washington. more than 500,000 people gathering for one of the biggest spectacles in the country. all kicked off with a parade, that's been organized for the last 17 years by pat wilberton. every year you put this parade together, what does it mean to you? >> every year, we sing "god bless america," and i get chills. and the little children wave their flags.
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it's america. >> reporter: this is one of the biggest shows in the cup. they're loading up 800 shells, as they get ready to celebrate the country's birth. >> david kerley starting us off. and the searing heat across more than half of the country is on the move tonight. let's turn to accuweather meteorologist, brett anderson. good to see you. and we look at the conditions over your shoulder. you say combine that with humidity and we'll have dangerous conditions? >> yeah. anywhere 105 to 110 degrees. during the day on sunday, very dangerous conditions for anyone who has to be outside for a long period of time. >> you were telling me, with the temperatures, you're expecting some powerful storms heading into the holiday. >> especially the heavy rainfall. anywhere from the washington, d.c. area, down through charlotte. and then, westward into parts of the st. louis area. these storms are going to be producing blinding rainfall for many travelers during the holiday. >> all right. we'll be watching. brett, thank you. ananthe developing story
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we're following tonight, an oil spill in montana. an exxon mobil pipeline ruptured near billings, sending crude oil into the yellowstoto river and prompting evacuations along its shores. the company says they stopped the leak within a lf-hour. but 's unclear how much oil has spilled. we did take note that gas prices are headed downward. a gallon of unleaded regular gas, costs $3.56. that's down 25 cents since memorial day. good news. but the average price of a gallon is 81 cents higher than just a year ago. now, to the unraveling case against that french moneyman, dominique strauss-kahn, accused of sexually attacking a hotel maid in new york. tonight, we learn more about his accuser. and a phone call where she allegedly spoke of strauss-kahn's wealth. and she said, quote, i know what i'm doing. >> dominique strauss-kahn
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enjoying his first full day of relative freedom. but the accuser, under a harsh spotlight. her case, now, on the brink of collapse. strauss-kahn and his wife left their townhome again today. in just 24 hours, the former financier going from vilified to nearly vindicated. today, more damning evidence. prosecutors say they have the recording of a phone call the woman made to her boyfriend, who was being held in an immigration jail in arizona. she reportedly tells him, don't worry. this guy has a lot of money. i know what i'm doing. >> i think you can understand why we believed from the beginning that this case was not what it appeared to be. >> reporter: the accuser's case began collapsing after prosecutors themselves released a three-page letter, outlining her lies and inconsistencies. >> you can lie in your tax forms. but when you lie to the d.a.s, and potentially mislead a grand jury, prosecutor's office is going to say, there's no way we
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can move forward. >> reporter: there were questions about her finances. the associated press reports that authorities found several bank accounts across the country in her name, holding thousands of dollars. according to "the new york times," she tolol investigators the hotel was her only income. the housekeeper's lawyer says she made mistakes. but that does not mean she was not raped. >> her credibility is important. but you cannot become blind to the corroborating evidence. >> reporter: now, we did get word that the d.a. did return to this new york apartment. he's paying $50,000 a month to live here. he is back after leaving this afternoon. he will be back in court on july 18th. david? >> rob nelson. in france tonight, they're following this. after all, strauss-kahn was considered a front-runner for president of france. here's lama hasan. >> reporter: from prison to the presidential palace. yes, says one of france's most
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important politicians. dominique strauss-kahn must come home and run for president in 0 2012. >> for me, he could be a good candidate. >> reporter: before he was dragged off that plane and put in handhandcuffs, accused of ra he was the leading candidate to be the next president of france. jack lang, a former french minister, says now that the rape case has collapsed, strauss-kahn will come back even stronger. >> the people here will have greater admiration than before because he has shown during this period, great qualities of courage, dignity. >> reporter: the french public were always skeptical of the charges. newspapers and television stations are now trumpeting strauss-kahn's reversal of fortune. "phase two" says this headline. and strauss-kahn has a
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reputation for being a ladies man. but for the french, that can be a badge of honor. >> the view from france tonight. now, to afghanistan. we're getting an exclusive look inside that deadly attack, by terrorists at a luxury hotel in kabul. an american who was there, having dinner with his family hen it all unfolded, had his cam are in hand. and tonight, he shows abc's's nk schifrin, what he captured. >> reporter: it started as a serene tuesday night in kabul. ali omar, that's him there, filmed his family joking around. they sat outside the intercontinental hotel. >> by the poolside, having dinner. >> reporter: then, the shots started. first, in the distance. then, a little closer. and then, just as that police officer there, is walking away. >> they killed him. up close. after they hit him, they turned around, just started spraying.
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>> reporter: ali runs throughgh the dark. still filming. >> i said my prayers. if i die, i die. i'm watching the guy. he's just shooting in the crowd. i'm staring at him. if i can see him, he can see me. i ran and jumped the wall. there were about 16 of us on the other sid. >> reporter: they waited there. that's his father. that's his cousin. nobody helped him. >> the cops that were there, they weren't helping nobody. they have machine guns in their hand. does your gun have bullets? yes. go up and shoot them. the guy was like, no. >> reporter: do you consider yourself lucky? >> yeah. most people don't make it out of something like that. >> reporter: ali will return home to california where he was born. but he will come back to his parents' homeland. and he will say, i was there that night. and i survived. nick schifrin, abc news, kabul. and in syria this evening, 24 people have confirmed dead,
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after clashes between police and protesters. the violence happened in an uprising against the president. and there was a much fferent image that came in from overseas today. more than 50 years after the world watched grace kelly walk down the aisle, today, her son, prince albert married. and monaco, tonight, as a new princess. former swimmer, charlene whitstock, wearing an armani dress. prince albert, waiting at the altar. it was the first wedding for a ruling prince of monaco, since his father married hollywood actress, grace kelly, in 1956. more than 50 years later, this wedding was star-studded, too. more than 3,000 ges. roger moore. french president sarkozy. supermodel, naomi campbell.
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and princesses caroline and stephanie, looking on, too. andrea bocelli performing. the prince, placing the reng on his bride's finger. it was long thought that prince albert would be a bachelor prince. this week, reports that his bride wanted out. the palace calling it an ugly rumor. tonight, monaco has its princess. one other royal headline this evening. this one north of the border. prince william and his wife, kate, are in canada tonight. william is the future king. but bob woodruff tells us, there's no question that kate is stealing the show. he's in quebec city tonight. bob? >> reporter: that's very true. we're seeing a huge turnout of people at these events so far. not only a fascination with the duke and duchess of cambridge as a couple. there seems to be greater
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infatuation with william's wife, kate. we joined them with 3 00,000 people to see the fireworks and take in the sights of canada day. very much like the fourth of july. this morning, kate's first tree planting. then, to thehear memorial, to honor canadian troops who served in the wars. while william has focused on the military, kate has become a star. the main draw. she's changed outfits as many as three times a day. always with a comfortable smile. this has taken much of the pressure off her husband, the prince. >> william is a shy guy. he does not like being the focus of attention. and of course, with kate by his side, he's not the focus of attention. he's part of a double act. and primarily, people want to see this new princess. >> reporter: will and kate are in montreal. tonight, they will get aboard a canadian ship, spending the night ononhe st. lawrence
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seaway, heading here toward quebec city. >> great to see you. still ahead, the casey anthony case goes to the jury this weekend. why so much, pinned on whose side the grandmother is on. the cold case that captured president eisenhower's attention. 54 years later, the stunning development. and if you really want the perfect burger on the 4th, the chef that will make the case that you need to start cooking it right now. ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ whistle ] ♪ [ cat meows ] ♪ [ ting! ] [ male announcer ] travelers can help you protect the things you care about and save money with multi-policy discounts. are you getting the coverage you need and the discounts you deserve? for an agent or quote,
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well, tonight, authorities are convinced a cold case has been cracked. 54 years after a little girl vanished outside chicago. the case captured the attention of president eisenhower at the time. and this week, investigators zeroed in on a senior center in seattle. arresting a 71-year-old man. maria riddle was just 7 years old, that cold, december night, 1957. she and a friend were playing outside when a young man came by and asked them to play. maria then vanished. her disappearance shocked an entire nation. president eisenhower, following the case. fbi director, j. edgar hoover, asked for daily updates. four months later, maria's body was found in the woods 100 mail miles away. "the l.a. times" website, printing this missing child
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but as neal karlinsky found out, the results are pretty delicious. >> reporter: don't call this a kitchen. this 27,000 square-footwear house near seattle has been converted into an idea lab for food. it's the brainchild of nathan, a billionaire scientist turned chef, who mixes art with chemistry and spices it with a passion for food. >> cooking relies on science. but cooking is itself an art. >> reporter: every bit of food imaginable has been deconstructed to get to the essence of its taste. and then, rebuilt, using the core principles of science. the result, modernist cuisine. not just a cookbook. but a water-proof bible of food. a collection sold out of its first printing, despite its enormous size and st. >> we had a goal sto show people a vision offed to they hadn't seen before. >> take this simple bonn-bonn.
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bananas are turned into juice, which is frozen in liquid nitrogen, before being browned in hot syrup. there is nothing complicated about the result. oh, wow. >> this is about 20 to 25 pounds of peas. >> reporter: this chef spun peas in a jar at more gs than an astronaut on liftoff. are they making pea butter anywhere else on the planet? >> not yet. >> reporter: even the classic omelet gets a makeover. >> we're going to spread it on the nonstick pan. in one, nice, smooth motion -- >> reporter: includes scrambled eggs. nothing you're doing right now looks like an omelet. >> it's a nontraditional omelet. there we go. >> reporter: that's like no omelet i've ever had.
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he's reinvented the burger, too. only problem is, it takes 30 hours to make 1. neal karlinsky, abc news, bellevue, washington. >> 30 hours. we'll stick to the grill. that's "world news" for this saturday night. we're online at don't forget, "good morning america," first thing in the morning. i hope to see you back here tomorrow night. good night. if i were a customer, i'd like nonstop travel because it's quicker. because it's convenient. it's just the best way to go. keeps the cost down. [ male announcer ] southwest airlines has added new nonstop flights from bwi airport to south carolina. it means more time doing the things i want to do. it's easy. it's hassle-free. there's no headaches. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines' new nonstops from bwi airport to greenville-spartanburg and charleston, south carolina. i like nonstop travel because... you don't got any more stuff. [ laughter ] [ ding ]
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ABC World News With David Muir
ABC July 2, 2011 6:00pm-6:30pm EDT

News/Business. David Muir. The latest world and national news. New. (CC)

TOPIC FREQUENCY Casey Anthony 6, Washington 5, France 5, Us 5, New York 3, Kabul 3, Monaco 3, America 3, Arizona 3, Dominique Strauss-kahn 3, Eisenhower 3, Albert 3, South Carolina 2, Kate 2, Zantac 2, Laura 2, Quebec City 2, Abc 2, Geico 2, New Mexico 2
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